Jazz Through the Day

Monday through Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm

Join us for an exploration of the American treasure we all know as jazz - great sounds from great artists, featuring music by the masters as well as those who are new on the scene.

Your hosts:
John Lasanich: 6 am to 10 am
Chuck Leavens: 10 am to 6 pm
Tony Mowod: 6 pm to 2 am
Chuck Leavens: 2 am to 6 pm

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Playlist

June 25, 2013

10:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
10:06 AM
Little Miss Leffler
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
10:10 AM
How Are Things in Glocca Morra
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
10:18 AM
No Hard Feelings
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
10:22 AM
Lamento Cubano
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
10:25 AM
Bluff City Blues
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
10:31 AM
Spring is Where You Are
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : Kathy Kosins 2
Label : Mahogany Digital
10:37 AM
Two Timer
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
10:42 AM
Like Sonny
Artist : YORON ISRAEL
Album : Basic Traneing
Label : Ronja Music
10:46 AM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
10:54 AM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Fantasy Original Jazz Classics
Label : Fantasy
11:01 AM
My Shining Hour
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane Jazz
Label : Atlantic
11:06 AM
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
11:11 AM
Rain
Artist : Red Garland
Album : All Kinds of Weather
Label : Prestige
11:17 AM
Mighty Rumblin’ Blues
Artist : Mary Stallings & Cal Tjader
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
11:21 AM
Quem Quizer
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
11:24 AM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
11:32 AM
Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go)
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Crunch Time
Label : Milestone
11:38 AM
Totem Pole
Artist : The Waitiki 7
Album : Adventures In Paradise
Label : Pass Out
11:43 AM
Lonely Girl
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
11:48 AM
Comes Love
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Quiet After the Storm
Label : Blue Note
11:54 AM
A Demain
Artist : KEN HATFIELD
Album : The Surrealist Table
Label : Arthur Circle Music
12:06 PM
Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Artist : Count Basie
Album : VARIOUS: Masters of Jazz: Big Bands of the '30s & '40s
Label : Rhino
12:09 PM
Love For Sale
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
12:16 PM
Love Letters
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
12:20 PM
U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Something to Live For
Label : Highnote
12:25 PM
Bluesy Lucy
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
12:35 PM
The Party’s Over
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
12:41 PM
Bits and Pieces
Artist : Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown
Album : Gate Swings
Label : Verve
12:47 PM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Sarah Partridge
Album : Perspective
Label : Peartree
12:50 PM
Stardust
Artist : The Dann Zinn 4
Album : Grace's Song
Label : Zinn Music
12:55 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
1:01 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Tineke Postma
Album : A Journey That Matters
Label : n.a.
1:06 PM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Ellington is Forever, Vol. 1
Label : Fantasy
1:11 PM
Q
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
1:17 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
1:21 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
1:25 PM
Django
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
1:33 PM
Cherokee
Artist : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Album : Study In Brown
Label : EmArcy
1:39 PM
If You Really Love Me
Artist : Deep Blue Organ Trio
Album : Wonderful!
Label : Origin
1:45 PM
Love in Bloom
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 7
Label : Verve
1:51 PM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Steve Tyrell
Album : It's Magic: the Songs of Sammy Cahn
Label : Concord
1:54 PM
Some Summer Fun
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Intimate Ellington
Label : Pablo
2:01 PM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
2:06 PM
Little Miss Leffler
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
2:10 PM
How Are Things in Glocca Morra
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
2:18 PM
No Hard Feelings
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
2:22 PM
Lamento Cubano
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
2:25 PM
Bluff City Blues
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
2:31 PM
Spring is Where You Are
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : Kathy Kosins 2
Label : Mahogany Digital
2:37 PM
Two Timer
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
2:42 PM
Like Sonny
Artist : YORON ISRAEL
Album : Basic Traneing
Label : Ronja Music
2:46 PM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
2:54 PM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Fantasy Original Jazz Classics
Label : Fantasy
3:01 PM
My Shining Hour
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane Jazz
Label : Atlantic
3:06 PM
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
3:11 PM
Rain
Artist : Red Garland
Album : All Kinds of Weather
Label : Prestige
3:17 PM
Mighty Rumblin’ Blues
Artist : Mary Stallings & Cal Tjader
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
3:21 PM
Quem Quizer
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
3:24 PM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
3:32 PM
Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go)
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Crunch Time
Label : Milestone
3:38 PM
Totem Pole
Artist : The Waitiki 7
Album : Adventures In Paradise
Label : Pass Out
3:43 PM
Lonely Girl
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
3:48 PM
Comes Love
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Quiet After the Storm
Label : Blue Note
3:54 PM
A Demain
Artist : KEN HATFIELD
Album : The Surrealist Table
Label : Arthur Circle Music
4:06 PM
Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Artist : Count Basie
Album : VARIOUS: Masters of Jazz: Big Bands of the '30s & '40s
Label : Rhino
4:09 PM
Love For Sale
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
4:16 PM
Love Letters
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
4:20 PM
U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Something to Live For
Label : Highnote
4:25 PM
Bluesy Lucy
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
4:35 PM
The Party’s Over
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
4:41 PM
Bits and Pieces
Artist : Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown
Album : Gate Swings
Label : Verve
4:47 PM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Sarah Partridge
Album : Perspective
Label : Peartree
4:50 PM
Stardust
Artist : The Dann Zinn 4
Album : Grace's Song
Label : Zinn Music
4:55 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
5:01 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Tineke Postma
Album : A Journey That Matters
Label : n.a.
5:06 PM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Ellington is Forever, Vol. 1
Label : Fantasy
5:11 PM
Q
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
5:17 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
5:21 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
5:25 PM
Django
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
5:33 PM
Cherokee
Artist : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Album : Study In Brown
Label : EmArcy
5:39 PM
If You Really Love Me
Artist : Deep Blue Organ Trio
Album : Wonderful!
Label : Origin
5:45 PM
Love in Bloom
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 7
Label : Verve
5:51 PM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Steve Tyrell
Album : It's Magic: the Songs of Sammy Cahn
Label : Concord
5:54 PM
Some Summer Fun
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Intimate Ellington
Label : Pablo

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J. Michael Harrison's The Bridge
12:09 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

A Doctor, An Aussie, and The Bad Plus on The Bridge: June 27 at 10 PM

The Bad Plus

Tune in to The Bridge on Friday, June 27th at 10 pm to hear a jam-packed night of great music and interesting conversation.  

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:19 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Bobby Hutcherson's Good Vibes For Fiery Times

Bobby Hutcherson's new album on Blue Note Records is Enjoy The View.
Scott Chernis Courtesy of the artist

The vibraphone is a special instrument. That spooky, smoky, sparkling sound — there's nothing like it. And there's nothing like hearing the vibes played by Bobby Hutcherson.

Hutcherson has covered a lot of ground on his instrument. In the 1950s he was already playing professional gigs, as a teenager. In the '60s, he was a leading light of jazz's avant garde, breaking new ground on some of the most revered LPs issued by Blue Note Records.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:18 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Jazz Pianist and Hard Bop Composer Horace Silver Dies at 85

One of my favorite Horace Silver albums

When I first heard Horace Silver play piano, I said to myself, "this fellow must have been groomed in the African America church." Not quite...but somewhat close: his mother was of Irish-African descent, and did sing in church; and his father was of Afro-Portuguese heritage.

One could detect in his unique, straight-ahead jazz style, gospel, blues, soul and funk - well before the latter adjective found its way into the music lexicon. 

Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers: Doodlin'

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WRTI Spotlight
1:22 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

BP Remembers Jazz Vocalist Jimmy Scott

Jimmy Scott

The music world - and the world at large - lost a very fine singer of standard popular songs last week when Jimmy Scott died on June 12th at age 88.

It’s surprising that the name Jimmy Scott was unknown to a good number of folks. But to those familiar with his work and his way with a song, he was a legend...and some of those who favored his work, were and are, legends in their own right: Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles, and Billie Holiday, to name a few, sang his praises. The standard pop and jazz cognoscente, knew Jimmy Scott!

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:36 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History

Clifford Brown turned in a number of fine solos playing with bandleader Art Blakey in 1954.
Francis Wolff Courtesy of Blue Note Records

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 3:55 pm

Blue Note Records has been many things over the course of its 75 years: a label responsible for blinding jazz innovations, a home for the titans of hard bop and soul jazz, a place for smart, sly, jazz-inflected pop creations.

One constant running throughout its history is improvisation. Its records have showcased jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Its artists, both the jazz legends and those journeymen who are little regarded today, have helped shape the ever-evolving notion of what a solo is and what it can be.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:06 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Cause For Celebration: The Iconic Blue Note Records At 75

Drummer Art Blakey, who recorded for Blue Note from 1954 to 1965, in the studio.
Francis Wolff Blue Note Records

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 11:48 pm

Blue Note Records is the kind of record label that people like to call "storied" — so celebrated and impactful that no one narrative can capture its essence. From swing to bebop and hard bop, through fusion and the avant-garde, Blue Note has been telling the story of jazz in the grooves of its records since 1939 — and for its 75th anniversary, it's releasing remastered vinyl editions of some gems from its catalog. But the real legacy of the label is too big to capture on disc.

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Creatively Speaking
8:14 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Jazz Guitarist And Vocalist Jimi Odell: The Music Is You

Jimi Odell at home

A musician’s understanding of his artistry often deepens over time. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston gets a perspective from a jazz man who’s performed for over a half century. Guitarist and vocalist Jimi Odell has been called one of Philadelphia’s best-kept secrets. And even though he wasn’t born here, local jazz buffs proudly claim him as their own. Now in his '80s, Odell bought himself a guitar and an instruction book when he was 19. Looking back he says it’s not an easy instrument to master.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:27 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Asleep In Dress Blues: Music For Memorial Day

A lone bugler plays "Taps" during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 8:52 am

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A Big Band Celebration!
2:03 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

WRTI's Big Band Kick-Off to Summer on Memorial Day Weekend!

The Airmen of Note

Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of summer, but was established to honor fallen troops who gave their lives for our country. Join WRTI as we honor both aspects of this holiday weekend. We'll provide the perfect music to fuel your holiday barbeque all weekend long, featuring a type of jazz that - historically - goes hand-in hand with patriotism – Big Band!

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Latest From ICON Magazine
10:48 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Bob Perkins Tells The Story of Billy Strayhorn, Composer of "Take the 'A' Train"

Composer, arranger, and pianist Billy Strathorn is best known for his 30-year collaboration with Duke Ellington. His compositions include "Take the "A" Train," "Chelsea Bridge," and "Lush Life."

He stood five feet, two inches tall, and his musical colleagues dubbed him “Swee’ Pea,” after the little character in the Popeye cartoons. But Billy Strayhorn ranked with the giants that composed enduring standard popular music. He was also nobody’s cartoon character. The handle was a reverent tease, applied by Strayhorn’s musical associates in the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

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